He’s hot with ram induction but it’s understood, I got a fuel injected engine sittin’ under my hood. Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down. -Beach Boys
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Two nights ago, Martin Brodeur earned his 552nd career win. Two nights ago, Martin Brodeur passed Patrick Roy as the all-time leader. That was two nights ago. Last night, Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff earned his 200th career victory in the Flames’ 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars. Big deal you say? Who cares you say? I say last night was Kipper’s 374th career game. I ask, how many games did it take Brodeur to get to 200 wins? Correctamundo! Exactly 374 games. How about that?
How about this? Miikka Kiprusoff already has one Vezina Trophy under his belt. Miikka Kiprusoff already holds the regular season goals-against average record. Miikka Kiprusoff already won the William Jennings Trophy for playing on the team with the least goals allowed. Miikka Kiprusoff has prospects. He’s Bona-fide. What are you?
This season, Kipper leads all goaltenders with forty wins. Just like Marty, he is an iron man. Iron Man, all jets ablaze, he’s fighting and smiting with repulsor rays. Amazing armor, that’s Iron Man. A blazing power, that’s Iron Man! Kiprusoff is on pace to play seventy-six games. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s three fewer than the record seventy-nine played by Grant Fuhr back in ’96. For those of you keeping score at home, if there is one man who can catch Brodeur, it’s this iron man.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!